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George Edson Murphy

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About me

When I was a law student over 30 years ago, I knew I wanted to be an appellate lawyer. In my third year I was chosen to serve as Judicial Extern for the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. I received school credits for it, was paid a small amount, learned a great deal about the appellate process and fell in love with Alaska.


After graduating from law school, the California Court of Appeal hired me to be the Judicial Attorney for Justice Frances Newell Carr. That was another great experience.  I learned so much about the internal workings of the appellate court and honed my skills in analyzing issues and legal writing. Justice Carr was a fantasic person and mentor.


I eventually left the Court of Appeal and started the appeals department at a large Sacramento law firm. Subsequently, I started a new law firm with my current partners and continued my focus on appellate law. Since leaving the Court of Appeal I've handled several hundred appellate matters.


I live with my family in the Sacramento area and travel all over the State to represent clients on appeal.  When I'm not working I'm playing guitar or watching one of my kids play baseball.  We love the outdoors and try to go camping when we can get away. We also enjoy traveling to distant locations, but have difficulty finding the time.


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Practice areas


  1. Appellate: 65%
    36 years, 220 cases
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Litigation: 10%
  4. Construction & Development: 5%



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  • Trevor William Martin

    Mr. Murphy is an exceptional litigation attorney having vast knowledge and experience in all types of civil matters and appeals. He is aggressive, effective, and most importantly, professional. I endorse this lawyer without any hesitation.


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Contact info

8801 Folsom Blvd.
Suite 230
Sacramento, CA, 95826

8801 Folsom Blvd Ste 230
Sacramento, CA, 95826



TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative200610/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerCalifornia Super Lawyers2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial AttorneyCalifornia State Court of Appeal1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Council of Appellate LawyersMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Certified Appellate Mediator, Third Appellate DistrictMediator2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2006 - Present
Sacramento County Bar Association, Appellate Law SectionMemeber1984 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cole v Fair Oaks Rire Protection DistrictAffirmed Judjent in favor of client
Adams v City of FremontReversal of multi-million dollar judgment.
Century Surety Co. v PolissoAffirmed multi-million dollar judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Academy of Continuing Legal EducationCivil Appellate Practice2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of California - Santa BarbaraPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Shasta-Trinity Counties Bar AssociationCivil Appellate Practice2010
PARMA Annual ConferenceAppellate Issues For Public Entities2007